Part 1 – A Refrigerator Update: I’ve always loved magnets and refrigerators. I wrote about it back on February 10, 2020. That’s when we welcomed our grandgirl, GG, to the refrigerator.
Here’s the link if you want to travel back to that 2020 post . . .
The whole refrigerator is on the left. GG, her mom, and dad are on the top left corner. Look to the right, and you’ll see a close up of their magnets, but things have changed a little, since 2020.
Part 2 – Who’s New on the Refrigerator?
If you compare the two refrigerators, the names have moved! Once or twice a year, someone decides there’s a better way to set them up.
Look at the new refrigerator on the left. Here’s what changed . . . GG disappeared. Don’t worry! It was on the side of the fridge. Someone moved my parents’ names in. It works!
There used to be 3 names under GG. Now there are 4 . . . we have a new grandson! I have a close-up of their names on the right. Two names go across, our daughter-in-law and grandson. Two names still go up and down, our son and granddaughter. I like the shape of their new family!
Names never come down. Both of our fathers have passed away, but they’re still on the refrigerator, so they’ll always be remembered. Someday, I hope we’ll add another new name to our family fridge.
Part 3 – Meet The Magnet Maker
I used to buy my magnets from Rovals, a shop in Wapak. Then it closed and moved to Illinois. I still order my new magnets from Rovals, but I pick them up from my mailbox. The package down below was for my grandgirl. I forgot to take one of my grandboy’s box. A necklace and pair of earrings were in the package so I rushed upstairs to try them on. OOPS! I forgot to take a picture of the necklace set too. Double OOPS!
Look down to meet Rochelle from Rovals, the owner and heart of the store. She created the magnet design . . . something cool on the bottom and a painted letter or sticker on top.
She’s also an incredible painter. She does it fast AND beautifully. She painted the portraits on the right. Then she turned them into cards, earning money for the portraits AND the cards.
I bought a set of them with different animals when she left Wapak, and I only gave 2 away. You have to be special to get one of Rochelle’s cards!
I wrote 2 posts about her. Their dates and links are below:
7/31/17 Rinda Beach - Blog - Rinda Beach 1/18/19 Rinda Beach - Blog - Rinda Beach
This is Rochelle’s header for her business Facebook account. Here’s her link: Rovals | Facebook
I love the R on the table by the chalkboard, but my husband wouldn’t want me to buy it. He’d say I don’t need it. He’s right, but he doesn’t understand – shopping is so much fun!
The next four pictures were posted on June 5th. There’s one thing that tempts me to shop.
Can you find it?
It’s in the first picture, beside the white highchair, which doesn’t tempt me at all! It’s the window frame with at least 6 panes, with red tulips growing out of each one.
But I won’t buy it . . . I don’t know where I’d put it, AND my husband would have a cow. We don’t need one of THOSE!
This is the header to Rochelle’s second Facebook page, her pet painting business.
Here’s the link: Rovals Pets In Paint | Facebook
These are some of Rochelle’s pets in paints. I picked the first one to show how realistic her pets can be. The ostrich’s here because I love its color. The ones below show her artistic range. I wish I could have her do my Leia, but I know my husband would say NO! Probably because Leia and I did a photo shoot before she died.
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!